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Aerospace Engineering

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Joseph Katz
Ph.D., DSc, Technion University, Israel

Aeronautical Engineering
Experimental Aerodynamics
Fluid Mechanics

Phone:  (619) 594-2399
Office:  E-214 


Research Interest:

Professor Katz has a wide variety of research interests in the following areas: internal combustion engines: cooling, carburation; powerplant optimization; passenger car safety; two phase flow cooling; heat transfer and heat exchangers; wind tunnel measurements, including laser doppler anemometry in two phase flows; non-conventional naval propulsion e.g.: undulating propellers, swimming fins; non-steady aero and hydrodynamics; potential flow and general fluid dynamics; general aviation piston engine cooling and drag reduction; post-stall-spin aerodynamics; automotive aerodynamics and dynamics; lifting body airplane; transonic wings; and stall resistant configurations.

Professor Katz teaches in both the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Departments in the following fields: thermodynamics, jet and rocket propulsion, viscous flow and heat transfer, aero and fluid dynamics (including numerical methods), aircraft stability and control, dynamics, mechanical vibrations, numerical analysis, and automotive dynamics.

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Department of Aerospace Engineering 
San Diego State University

San Diego, CA 92182-1308